Indigenous actors call out racism on Neighbours set: ‘Lonely, triggering, and traumatising’

Actors Shareena Clanton and Meyne Wyatt have alleged they experienced and witnessed racism, sexism and homophobia while working on the set of Neighbours.

Shareena Clanton, an actor of Wangatha, Yamatji and Gidja descent, is best known for her role as Doreen Anderson on Wentworth. This year, she joined the Neighbours cast in a guest role – but in an Instagram post this week, Clanton said that she was ‘struggling to post anything positive’ about her time on the show.

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Jini Maxwell is a writer and curator who lives in Naarm. They are an assistant curator at ACMI, where they also host the Women & Non-binary gamers club. They write about videogames and the people who make them. You can find them on Twitter @astroblob